Tuesday

10

March

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Cribbage. Welcome to all those who wish to learn or are experienced. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wood Carving. Learn beginning knife cuts, whittling and more. Class is by donation; materials provided. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Young at Heart Singers. Do you like to sing? Consider joining our very own Young at Heart Singers Group. This group has a great time and performs locally at different venues as well as at BASC. Please register. 1-2:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Hand & Foot Card Game Group. No experience is needed. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Free Tax Preparation. Call the tax line for locations and information, 477-5148. Visit website for locations. 3-6 p.m. lsudhoff@capstonevt.org.

Fly Tying Class. Take the class and see how far fly tying has come. Open for all ages. No experience or tools necessary. $20, 6-8 p.m. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Annex, 190 Junction Road, Berlin, clark@amadononline.net, 802-498-7570.

Wednesday

11

March

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Learn by playing in a group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Collective Goods Book & Gift Fair. A variety of books and gifts with spring with Easter themed products, as well as everyday items. Partial proceeds benefit Berlin Health & Rehab’s Activities Fund. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesis Berlin Health & Rehab, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, brandi.jagemann@genesishcc.com, 802-225-8867.

Story Time and Playgroup. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. Follows the Twinfield Union School calendar. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Did You Know Coffee Cafe. Join Nancy Wolfe for some lively discussion and a hot cup of coffee or tea. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Dance Exercise for Adults. Easy to follow dance moves, great music, excellent company, good stretch. $5, $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Basic Yoga II. Simple, slow Yoga. For strength, flexibility, balance, and more. Careful guidance. Includes arm and knee-supported postures. $5, $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Square Dancing. No partner or experience needed. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

The Age of Violence. Stowe attorney Chandler Matson will discuss how media coverage of public opinion can threaten our ability to reason collectively and adhere to the basic tenets of our government. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 1:30-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Montpelier, gracekworcester@gmail.com, 802-272-1706.

Mentally Intune. Building Community — Raising Spirits. A Community Chorus for People Living with Depression. Sing and connect with others like yourself. No experience or talent required. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays — join anytime. Open to adults and older teens. $10 one-time fee, 6:30-8 p.m. Rumney Memorial School, Shady Rill Road, Middlesex, maggiedarm@gmail.com, 802-272-7209.

Reentry into the Community after Incarceration. Panelists will look at the challenges facing Vermonters when they are released from corrections and the community support available to them. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, catherine.rader@myfairpoint.net, 802-229-4737.

Thursday

12

March

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Basket Weaving. From concept to completion, create 4 different baskets, while engaging in fun filled conversation and comaraderie. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Book Club. Every second Thursday. John Poeton leads the discussion. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tai Chi. Uses small movements and follows steps for safety, while enjoying your strength and balance with harmony. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group. Free, 90-minute support group for people living with a mental health condition to learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. 4-5:30 p.m. CVMC Board Room, 130 Fisher Rd. Berlin, program@namivt.org, 800-639-6480.

Use it Up! Reduce Food Waste Workshop. In this hands-on class, we’ll share tips and strategies to become more efficient in the kitchen and reduce food waste, and make a few recipes as well. 5:30-7 p.m. Hardwick Food Venture Center, Center for An Agricultural Economy, Vermont Food Venture Center, 140 Junction Rd, Hardwick, VT 05843, USA, Harwick.

Rabies Shot Clinic. Annual Rabies Shot Clinic for dogs and cats. East Montpelier residents can license their dogs for a separate fee $9 for spayed/neutered or $13 for unaltered dogs. Plan to pay for vaccinations and licenses separately. $20 per pet. 6-7:30 p.m. East Montpelier Fire Department, 54 Village Acres, East Montpelier, brcoal@myfairpoint.net, 802-454-7377.

Emerald Ash Borer and Roadside Ash Management in Plainfield. Originally scheduled in February. Presented by Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program member Joanne Garton. Learn more about EAB and the results of the 2019 roadside ash tree inventory. free, 7-8:30 p.m. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield, beckyb60@gmail.com, 802-479-4326.

The Cake. Rooted in the dispute over a wedding cake that brought a Colorado baker before the U.S. Supreme Court. In this dramatic comedy playwright Bekah Brunstetter explores the intersection of faith, marriage, and politics in modern America. $9, $6 students, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Murray Auditorium at Randolph Union H.S. 15 Forest Street, Randolph, bcrainville@orangesouthwest.org, 802-728-3397.

Friday

13

March

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Writers Block. Join other scriveners to share your essay, short stories, one-act plays, poems or any other form worthy of note. Your work, along with others will be critiqued in a positive mode with a supportive audience. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Genealogy Class. Part memoir, part genealogy; run for 12 weeks. Using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history we’ll work together to share and record our own and our family’s story. 12-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

YOGA III. Sun Salutations, basic postures, and the more challenging: inversions, backbends, and more. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression. $10 book cost, 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Sun Tai Chi Classes. Donations welcomed. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Yang24 Tai Chi Classes. perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner, for the strength and endurance benefits. 2-3 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

International Folk Dancing. Learn dances from a variety of countries including circle, line and couple dances. Held on the second Friday of each month. No experience or partner needed. $5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, SaddleShoes2@gmail.com.

The Cake. Rooted in the dispute over a wedding cake that brought a Colorado baker before the U.S. Supreme Court. In this dramatic comedy playwright Bekah Brunstetter explores the intersection of faith, marriage, and politics in modern America. $9 adults, $6 students, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Murray Auditorium at Randolph Union H.S. 15 Forest Street, Randolph, bcrainville@orangesouthwest.org, 802-728-3397.

Saturday

14

March

Lightroom Workshop. Hands-on workshop with one-on-one instruction and time to practice with Adobe Lightroom software that allows you to organize your archive and bring images to life using state-of-the-art processing tools. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Garage Cultural Center, 58 State Street, Montpelier, jkelly@garageartsvt.com, 802-738-3667.

Central Vermont Independent School Fair. Learn about the wide variety of independent schools in our area. Meet representatives of each school, learn about curricula and philosophies, and possibility even see some activities that are done in our classrooms. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, lexi@pacemschool.org, 802-223-1010.

Chapters in History Five: Troubling Times. Free reading and discussion series of presidential biographies. Books are available for loan from the library. Second Saturday afternoons each month. 2-4 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

St. Patrick’s Day Party with Karaoke. Karaoke by Levi Beach, open to the public, 21 and up, no cover charge. 6-10 p.m. The American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

The Saturn People’s Sound Collective. Transcendent post-rock 18-piece band playing originals and unique interpretations of music by Radiohead, Bjork, M.I.A, Sun Ra, Jimi Hendrix and Low. $15-general, $5-kids & students, 7:30-10 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield, plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

The Cake. Rooted in the dispute over a wedding cake that brought a Colorado baker before the U.S. Supreme Court. In this dramatic comedy playwright Bekah Brunstetter explores the intersection of faith, marriage, and politics in modern America. $9 adults, $6 students, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Murray Auditorium at Randolph Union H.S. 15 Forest Street, Randolph, bcrainville@orangesouthwest.org, 802-728-3397.

Sunday

15

March

Hike or Snowshow Mt. Elmore with GMC. Moderate. 5 miles. Ascend by the most direct route and descend via Balanced Rock. Great views from the fire tower of the Green Mountains and the Whites. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Cow Pasture Snow Day. Celebrate the end of winter with one final snow day at the Cow Pasture. Bring sleds, snowshoes, hiking boots — guided hikes leave from the Maplewood Ave. parking area at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Hot chocolate provided!. 1-3 p.m. Barre City Cow Pasture. Maplewood Avenue parking lot, Barre City, tim.rapczinzski@gmail.com.

Passing Stories Workshop. An afternoon of story-sharing open to all who are curious about the notion of passing. Move, write, speak and sketch. Sliding scale donation, $20 suggested. Pre-registration appreciated, info@passingproject.org or 802-685-3138. 1-4 p.m. The Garage Cultural Center, 58 State Street, Montpelier.

Non-Fiction Picture Book Panel & Pie. Investigate informational and verse picture books. Learn how to most effectively use these books in the learning environment, and then sample pie. 2-3:30 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, jane@bearpondbooks.com, 802-229-0774.

Monday

16

March

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Dance Exercise for Adults. Easy to follow dance moves, great music, excellent company, good stretch. $5, $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Drop-in Mahjong. Drop-in and play every Monday. 12-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Basic Yoga I. Simple, slow yoga for anyone. For strength, flexibility, balance and more. Careful guidance. No arm or knee-supported postures. $5, $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Pitch. A fun-filled time of card playing and comradery. 1 p.m.-3:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga. Six-week class is appropriate for all levels with modifications offered for beginner & advanced yogis. $30 per 6 week session, 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Handwork Circle. Bring with you what you are working on and share handwork skills, ideas and advice. Monday evenings. 6:30-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Tuesday

Marchch17

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Cribbage. Welcome to all those who wish to learn or are experienced. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wood Carving. Learn beginning knife cuts, whittling and more. Class is by donation; materials provided. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Young at Heart Singers. Do you like to sing? Consider joining our very own Young at Heart Singers Group. This group has a great time and performs locally at different venues as well as at BASC. Please register. 1-2:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Hand & Foot Card Game Group. No experience is needed. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Free Tax Preparation. Call the tax line for locations and information, 477-5148. Visit website for locations. 3-6 p.m. lsudhoff@capstonevt.org.

Fly Tying Class. Take the class and see how far fly tying has come. Open for all ages. No experience or tools necessary. $20, 6-8 p.m. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Annex, 190 Junction Road, Berlin, clark@amadononline.net, 802-498-7570.

Wednesday

Marchch18

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Learn by playing in a group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Story Time and Playgroup. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. Follows the Twinfield Union School calendar. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Did You Know Coffee Cafe. Join Nancy Wolfe for some lively discussion and a hot cup of coffee or tea. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Dance Exercise for Adults. Easy to follow dance moves, great music, excellent company, good stretch. $5, $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Basic Yoga II. Simple, slow Yoga. For strength, flexibility, balance, and more. Careful guidance. Includes arm and knee-supported postures. $5, $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Square Dancing. No partner or experience needed. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Recycle, Compost and Events. Join CVSWMD Outreach Coordinator Theron Lay-Sleeper as he reviews how to recycle right, compost effectively, the ins and outs of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, and how to apply it to a community event. 5:30-7 p.m. Woodbury Community Library, 69 Valley Lake Rd. Woodbury, 802-229-9383.

Amphibian Ecology and Road Crossing Training Night. Find out how you can help Vermont’s frogs and salamanders safely cross the road during their annual spring movements, and collect valuable data that informs local conservation and transportation planning. 6:30-8 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, info@northbranchnaturecenter.org, 802-229-6206.

No Pressure Book Club. Bring what you are currently reading, or maybe a few suggestions, join the discussion or just listen. A staff member from the library will be on hand with a collection of books to share. You can even check one out if you like. 6:45-7:45 p.m. The Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center, maggie@waterburypubliclibrary.com, 802-244-7036.

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